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Woodford House Welcomes Deputy Principals

Leadership | June 26, 2017

The Woodford House community warmly welcomes Deputy Principals, Stephanie Russell and Hazel Redpath, to the Senior Leadership Team. Stephanie Russell, Deputy Principal – Student... Read more


National Young Leaders Day 2017

Leadership | June 26, 2017

We hopped on the bus at 6am all bundled up from the cold. Excitement lingered in the air as we breathed steam out of our mouths. Today was the day that eight of us from the Intermediate Department... Read more

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NZBSA Boarding Conference 2017

Boarding | April 5, 2017

A few weeks ago Michaela Fleming, Pippa Steele and I flew to Christchurch for the NZBSA Boarding Conference. The minute we arrived at Christchurch Girls’ High School we were blown away by the... Read more


Learning Through Adventure

EOTC | April 5, 2017

On Monday 20 March, Year 10 girls departed for Hillary Outdoors Tongariro for a week long camp. This programme is designed to develop skills in co-operation, communal living, self-leadership and... Read more

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NZQA Scholarship Success

Leadership | February 20, 2017

Woodford House has received nine national scholarships across a range of curriculum areas for academic excellence in 2016. New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) scholarships were awarded... Read more

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Woodford House Old Girl named in New Year Honours

Leadership | February 3, 2017

When Vi Cottrell went on an overseas adventure with her husband 40 years ago, she had no idea it would be the start of a successful organisation that would positively impact the lives of... Read more

Hard work pays off for Dux

Leadership | December 21, 2016

Being crowned Dux wasn’t in the plan for Woodford House student Hannah Stone. She hadn’t dreamt about it since she was young, it wasn’t listed as one of her ultimate goals and she claims she... Read more

Prize Giving 2016

Leadership | December 9, 2016

The Woodford House family gathered as a school this week to reflect on 2016, to celebrate student and staff achievement and to farewell our leavers as we marked the end of another academic year at... Read more


Year 13 Leavers’ Assembly 2016

Leadership | November 22, 2016

At our Year 13 leavers’ assembly on Tuesday 8 November 2016, Head Prefect, Eva Goodisson gave an emotional speech reflecting on her time at Woodford House. Advice to my younger... Read more


Youth Arts Ambassador

Leadership | November 9, 2016

This year the Harcourt’s Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival introduced a Youth Ambassador Programme. It is an opportunity for young creatives to get up close and personal with established professionals... Read more


Prefects’ Award Supports Student Leadership

Leadership | May 26, 2016

Five girls were the recipients of the new Prefects’ Award in Term 1 including Caitlin Hedge (Year 8), Jessica Macfarquhar (Year 10), Juliet Wilkie (Year 10), Imojien De Brett (Year 11) and Emma... Read more